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Aztec Collection

Background imageAztec Collection: Hernan Cortes in the battle of Otumba, July 7, 1520

Hernan Cortes in the battle of Otumba, July 7, 1520

Background imageAztec Collection: The Aztec Calendar Stone, or Stone of the Sun, National Museum, Mexico City, c1930s

The Aztec Calendar Stone, or Stone of the Sun, National Museum, Mexico City, c1930s. A name glyph of Aztec ruler Moctezuma II suggests the basalt Aztec sun stone was carved c1502- 1521

Background imageAztec Collection: Page from Codex Vaticanus B

Page from Codex Vaticanus B. Found in the Collection of Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana

Background imageAztec Collection: Montezuma, last Emperor of the Aztecs, 16th century (1780). Artist: Pierre Duflos

Montezuma, last Emperor of the Aztecs, 16th century (1780). Artist: Pierre Duflos
Montezuma, last Emperor of the Aztecs, 16th century (1780). The Aztec Empire was overthrown in 1519-1521 by Spanish conquistadors led by Hernan Cortes in alliance with other Mexican tribes anxious to

Background imageAztec Collection: Costumes de Différents Pays, Topilzin de l'Acien Mexique, c1797

Costumes de Différents Pays, Topilzin de l'Acien Mexique, c1797. Creators: Jacques Grasset de Saint-Sauveur
Costumes de Differents Pays, Topilzin de l'Acien Mexique, c1797

Background imageAztec Collection: Idol, Teoyaomiqui i.e. Coatlicue, between 1880 and 1897. Creator: William H. Jackson

Idol, Teoyaomiqui i.e. Coatlicue, between 1880 and 1897. Creator: William H. Jackson
Idol, Teoyaomiqui i.e. Coatlicue, between 1880 and 1897

Background imageAztec Collection: Figure of Xipe Totec, AD 1200-1400. Creator: Unknown

Figure of Xipe Totec, AD 1200-1400. Creator: Unknown
Figure of Xipe Totec, AD 1200-1400

Background imageAztec Collection: Le Romance du Cortés (The Song of Cortez) (Furnishing Fabric), Nantes, 1815

Le Romance du Cortés (The Song of Cortez) (Furnishing Fabric), Nantes, 1815. Creator: Favre-Petitpierre et Cie
Le Romance du Cortes (The Song of Cortez) (Furnishing Fabric), Nantes, 1815. Cortez Recevoie une Esclave Sans Rancon, [Cortez Recieves a (female)

Background imageAztec Collection: Pyramids of San Juan, 1849. Creator: Unknown

Pyramids of San Juan, 1849. Creator: Unknown
Pyramids of San Juan, 1849. The pyramids at Teotihuacan in Mexico. From "Pictorial History of Mexico and the Mexican War", by John Frost, LL.D.. [Thomas, Cowperthwait and Co

Background imageAztec Collection: Ancient Aztec Idol; An Ascent of the Cofre de Perote, Mexico, 1875. Creator: Unknown

Ancient Aztec Idol; An Ascent of the Cofre de Perote, Mexico, 1875. Creator: Unknown
Ancient Aztec Idol; An Ascent of the Cofre de Perote, Mexico, 1875. From, Illustrated Travels by H.W. Bates. [Cassell, Petter, and Galpin, c1880, London] Belle Sauvage Works.London E.C

Background imageAztec Collection: Le Romance du Cortes (The Song of Cortez) (Furnishing Fabric), Nantes, 1815

Le Romance du Cortes (The Song of Cortez) (Furnishing Fabric), Nantes, 1815. Cortez Recevoie une Esclave Sans Rancon, [Cortez Recieves a (female)

Background imageAztec Collection: Mask from an Incense Burner Portraying the Old Deity of Fire, A. D. 450 / 750

Mask from an Incense Burner Portraying the Old Deity of Fire, A. D. 450 / 750
Mask from an Incense Burner Portraying the Old Deity of Fire, A.D. 450/750

Background imageAztec Collection: Stamp Depicting a Plant-like Motf, Possibly A. D. 1000-1500. Creator: Unknown

Stamp Depicting a Plant-like Motf, Possibly A. D. 1000-1500. Creator: Unknown
Stamp Depicting a Plant-like Motf, Possibly A.D. 1000-1500

Background imageAztec Collection: Flower-Shaped Ear Ornaments, 1400 / 1500. Creator: Unknown

Flower-Shaped Ear Ornaments, 1400 / 1500. Creator: Unknown
Flower-Shaped Ear Ornaments, 1400/1500

Background imageAztec Collection: Head of Xilonen, the Goddess of Young Maize, 1400 / 1500. Creator: Unknown

Head of Xilonen, the Goddess of Young Maize, 1400 / 1500. Creator: Unknown
Head of Xilonen, the Goddess of Young Maize, 1400/1500

Background imageAztec Collection: Ritual Impersonator of the Deity Xipe Totec, 1450 / 1500. Creator: Unknown

Ritual Impersonator of the Deity Xipe Totec, 1450 / 1500. Creator: Unknown
Ritual Impersonator of the Deity Xipe Totec, 1450/1500

Background imageAztec Collection: Ear Ornament or Spindle Whorl with Modeled Design, A. D. 1450 / 1521. Creator: Unknown

Ear Ornament or Spindle Whorl with Modeled Design, A. D. 1450 / 1521. Creator: Unknown
Ear Ornament or Spindle Whorl with Modeled Design, A.D. 1450/1521

Background imageAztec Collection: Ear Ornament or Spindle Whorl with Modeled Frog Motifs, A. D. 1450 / 1521. Creator: Unknown

Ear Ornament or Spindle Whorl with Modeled Frog Motifs, A. D. 1450 / 1521. Creator: Unknown
Ear Ornament or Spindle Whorl with Modeled Frog Motifs, A.D. 1450/1521

Background imageAztec Collection: Earflare with Flower-like Modeled Relief, A. D. 1450 / 1521. Creator: Unknown

Earflare with Flower-like Modeled Relief, A. D. 1450 / 1521. Creator: Unknown
Earflare with Flower-like Modeled Relief, A.D. 1450/1521

Background imageAztec Collection: Coronation Stone of Motecuhzoma II (Stone of the Five Suns), 1503. Creator: Unknown

Coronation Stone of Motecuhzoma II (Stone of the Five Suns), 1503. Creator: Unknown
Coronation Stone of Motecuhzoma II (Stone of the Five Suns), 1503. Large plaque of stone carved with animal and geometric hieroglyphs

Background imageAztec Collection: An Aztec Sculptor, 1887. Creator: George de Forest Brush

An Aztec Sculptor, 1887. Creator: George de Forest Brush
An Aztec Sculptor, 1887

Background imageAztec Collection: Wall Painting, A. D. 500-550. Creator: Unknown

Wall Painting, A. D. 500-550. Creator: Unknown
Wall Painting, A.D. 500-550

Background imageAztec Collection: Pyramid of the Sun from the West, San Juan Teotihuacan, State of Mexico, Mex. c1930s

Pyramid of the Sun from the West, San Juan Teotihuacan, State of Mexico, Mex. c1930s. Pyramid of the Sun in Teotihuacan is believed to have been built by the Aztecs from the 2nd century

Background imageAztec Collection: Cortes, (1485-1547), 1830. Creator: Unknown

Cortes, (1485-1547), 1830. Creator: Unknown
Cortes, (1485-1547), 1830. Hernan Cortes (1485-1547) Spanish Conquistador who led an expedition that caused the fall of the Aztec Empire From " Biographical Illustrations"

Background imageAztec Collection: Reception of Cortes by Montezuma, 1519, (1890). Creator: Unknown

Reception of Cortes by Montezuma, 1519, (1890). Creator: Unknown
Reception of Cortes by Montezuma, 1519, (1890). Moctezuma II (1466-1520) met Hernando Cortes (1485-1547) Spanish Conquistador on 8 November 1519, the two leaders exchanged gifts

Background imageAztec Collection: Montezuma, 15191-1520, (1890). Creator: Unknown

Montezuma, 15191-1520, (1890). Creator: Unknown
Montezuma, 1519-1520, (1890). Moctezuma II (1466-1520) ruler of Tenochtitlan, from 1502 to 1520 was killed during the initial stages of the Spanish conquest of the Aztec Empire

Background imageAztec Collection: Spaniards Destroying Mexican Idols, (1877). Creator: Albert Bobbett

Spaniards Destroying Mexican Idols, (1877). Creator: Albert Bobbett
Spaniards Destroying Mexican Idols, (1877). A priest looks on as a religious idol is pulled down by Spanish soldiers. Invading Europeans destroyed numerous artefacts during the conquest of

Background imageAztec Collection: From San Francisco Cathedral, on the largest Aztec Pyramid, looking over Cholula, Mexico, 1901

From San Francisco Cathedral, on the largest Aztec Pyramid, looking over Cholula, Mexico, 1901. A boy and his dog perched high on the Iglesia de Nuestra Senora de los Remedios

Background imageAztec Collection: Hernan Cortes (1485-1547), Spanish conqueror

Hernan Cortes (1485-1547), Spanish conqueror

Background imageAztec Collection: Moctezuma II (1466-1520), Aztec emperor

Moctezuma II (1466-1520), Aztec emperor

Background imageAztec Collection: Moctezuma I (1390-1469), the Aztec emperor, miniature in a manuscript

Moctezuma I (1390-1469), the Aztec emperor, miniature in a manuscript

Background imageAztec Collection: Huehuetl, representation in stone of a drum from Mexico City DF (Tlatelolco?)

Huehuetl, representation in stone of a drum from Mexico City DF (Tlatelolco?)

Background imageAztec Collection: The encounter between Hernando Cortes and Montezuma II, Mexico, 1519 (c1820-1839)

The encounter between Hernando Cortes and Montezuma II, Mexico, 1519 (c1820-1839). Cortes (1485-1547) was the Spanish conquistador who conquered Mexico

Background imageAztec Collection: Sacrificial knife, Aztec / Mixtec, Mexico, 15th-16th century

Sacrificial knife, Aztec / Mixtec, Mexico, 15th-16th century
Sacrificial knife, Aztec/Mixtec, Mexico, 15th-16th century. The handle is carved in wood and covered with mosaic of turquoise, shell and malachite. The blade is made of chalcedony

Background imageAztec Collection: Aztec temple sacrifice

Aztec temple sacrifice. From the Codex Magliabicciano, Museo de America, Madrid

Background imageAztec Collection: Hernan Cortes meeting the Aztec Emperor Montezuma, 1519

Hernan Cortes meeting the Aztec Emperor Montezuma, 1519. Cortes (1485-1547) was the Spanish conquistador who conquered Mexico and overthrew the Aztec Empire

Background imageAztec Collection: Aztec Jade Bust of Quetzalcoatl, 1360-1521

Aztec Jade Bust of Quetzalcoatl, 1360-1521. Quetzalcoatl was, as his name indicates, a feathered serpent, a flying reptile, a boundary-maker (and transgressor) between earth and sky

Background imageAztec Collection: Aztec Pottery Head, 1300-1521

Aztec Pottery Head, 1300-1521. Aztec culture also known as Mexica culture, was a Mesoamerican culture that flourished in central Mexico in the post-classic period from 1300 to 1521

Background imageAztec Collection: Aztec warriors defending the temple of Tenochtitlan, Mexico

Aztec warriors defending the temple of Tenochtitlan, Mexico. The Aztec city of Tenochtitlan was founded in 1325. Its main temple was the site of ritual human sacrifices

Background imageAztec Collection: Sacrifice d un Agneau noir, le jour de la grande Fete du Soleil, 1723. Creator: Bernard Picart

Sacrifice d un Agneau noir, le jour de la grande Fete du Soleil, 1723. Creator: Bernard Picart
Sacrifice d un Agneau noir, le jour de la grande Fete du Soleil, 1723. Sacrifice of a black sheep, on the day of the great Festival of the Sun

Background imageAztec Collection: Aztec statuette of a bat-god

Aztec statuette of a bat-god
Aztec statuette of the bat-god Camazotz

Background imageAztec Collection: Aztec stone head of Rain God Tlaloc, 1300-1521

Aztec stone head of Rain God Tlaloc, 1300-1521

Background imageAztec Collection: Aztec cuisine. From Historia General de las Cosas de la Nueva Espana by Bernardino de Sahagun

Aztec cuisine. From Historia General de las Cosas de la Nueva Espana by Bernardino de Sahagun. Found in the Collection of Biblioteca Medicea Laurenziana

Background imageAztec Collection: Aztec god Xiuhtecuhtli. The Codex Fejervary-Mayer, 15th century. Artist: Pre-Columbian art

Aztec god Xiuhtecuhtli. The Codex Fejervary-Mayer, 15th century. Artist: Pre-Columbian art
Aztec god Xiuhtecuhtli. The Codex Fejervary-Mayer, 15th century. Found in the collection of World Museum Liverpool

Background imageAztec Collection: Aztec Calendar, Between 1655 and 1660. Artist: Pre-Columbian art

Aztec Calendar, Between 1655 and 1660. Artist: Pre-Columbian art
Aztec Calendar, Between 1655 and 1660. Found in the collection of Museo Nacional de Antropologia, Mexico

Background imageAztec Collection: Aztec Oztoticpac map, c. 1540. Artist: Pre-Columbian art

Aztec Oztoticpac map, c. 1540. Artist: Pre-Columbian art
Aztec Oztoticpac map, c.1540. Found in the collection of Museo Nacional de Antropologia, Mexico

Background imageAztec Collection: Portrait of Moctezuma II, 17th century. Artist: Anonymous

Portrait of Moctezuma II, 17th century. Artist: Anonymous
Portrait of Moctezuma II, 17th century. Private Collection

Background imageAztec Collection: Portrait of Moctezuma and Cuauhtemoc, 17th century. Artist: Anonymous

Portrait of Moctezuma and Cuauhtemoc, 17th century. Artist: Anonymous
Portrait of Moctezuma and Cuauhtemoc, 17th century. Private Collection



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